In 2014, Apple CEO Tim Cook came out to Businessweek as openly gay. This was nothing new to Cook's close friends and family as he's been openly gay for years. However, that article was a big deal and the first time Tim discussed his sexuality to the public. Cook is far from alone in the world of LGBT. The list of gay millionaires is a long and impressive one. Let's check out the top five.
We can't open the article about gay millionaires without talking about Tim Cook. As Apple CEO you can imagine Tim Cook makes a pretty penny off the business. $400 million to be exact. Not bad at all.
You could say Dolce & Gabbana is like the Apple of the fashion industry which would make Domenico Dolce the fashion version of Tim Cook. Dolce is, in fact, gay but that's not usually what makes headlines. Instead, most people focus on his net worth of $1.5 billion.
A year before Tim Cook came out to the world, Jame Pritzker announced he would go under gender reassignment procedures to become a woman. After a successful operation, Jennifer Pritzker came to be the first openly transgender billionaire. Furthermore, she is even a high-ranking military official.
When Jon Stryker first took over his grandfather's medical company in the 1980's no one knew it would eventually turn profits of $9 billion per year. Also, no one expected Stryker would come out as gay and support gay rights initiatives in such an effective manner. Surely his $1.8 billion net worth helps with that.
David Geffen has an interesting story. It all started when he used a false UCLA degree to get a job in a mailroom. Then, he started working his way up the ladder until he became one of the most powerful CEOs in the world. He owns nearly $1 billion of Apple Stock and has been openly gay since 2007.